Snapchat introduced earlier this yr that it could add Layers to Snap Map, making the social product extra interactive. In the present day, the app is launching its first two layers: Recollections and Discover.
The Snap Map has been used to indicate individuals the place their associates are at the moment situated (in the event that they opt-in to location sharing), fascinating locations to go to and which areas are hottest amongst Snapchatters. Recollections will present you outdated Snapchats that you just despatched from specific locations — so, should you browse your map and zoom in on Central Park, you may discover a image you took final yr of a cute canine within the park. Recollections are non-public and solely out there to the person consumer — you possibly can’t see associates’ reminiscences.
Discover reimagines the warmth map, which exhibits exercise by relative quantity on the Snap Map. You may faucet on highlighted areas to see public images and movies submitted by Snapchat customers all over the world.
These layers are designed to make it simpler for customers to search out what they’re in search of, moderately than crowding a ton of knowledge into one map. Snap’s companions like Ticketmaster and The Infatuation are additionally growing layers, which might present customers the place close by occasions are taking place, or which eating places are hottest amongst Snapchatters. The app additionally added a My Locations characteristic this summer time, which beneficial to customers locations to go to based mostly on the place they’ve been, the place their associates have been and which locations different Snapchat customers go to most.
To entry Layers, customers can navigate to the Snap Map and faucet the button for a Layers menu within the upper-right nook of the map. Then, they will toggle between varied layers to entry what they’re in search of.
These options can be found now for Snapchat customers on iOS and Android.